In Brief: Roger Corman dead at 98, and more

Written by on May 13, 2024

Roger Corman, the director and producer nicknamed “King of the B movies” and “The Pope of Pop Culture” for releasing a string of low-budget horror, sci-fi and crime movies, most notably The Masque of the Red Death and the original 1960 version of The Little Shop of Horrors, died on Thursday, May 9. Corman passed away at home in Santa Monica, California, “surrounded by his family,” his daughters shared on Instagram. He was 98. A cause of death was not revealed. Hollywood paid tribute to Corman, including Ron Howard, to whom Coman gave his first shot as a director, who praised him as “A great movie maker and mentor.” John Carpenter called Corman “one of the most influential movie directors in my life” …

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